By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
ONE OF THE leading fashion design school in Tshwane, Shumisanani Dressmaking School wants groom youngsters from school into fashion design.
The school which has branches in Soshanguve, Mabopane and Hammanskraal has produced more than a thousand graduates people from Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveldt, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal, Ga-Rankuwa, Polokwane, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe has graduated from the school.
Last year alone 67 graduated at the school. All fashion designing certificates are accredited by Fpm Sita (Fabre processing and manufacturing Sector Education Training Authority).
The founder and principal of the school Agnes Mathivha said because the youth understand fashion trend they are aiming to groom more of them into the school.
“Our aim is not only to teach our learners about fashion designing but to turn Tshwane into fashion capital like Milan in Italy, New York in the United States of America, London in England and Paris in France.
“The youth understand fashion better and we need them to show the world that we have youth that understands fashion but they have to enrol in our school to learn these skills. We need more David Tlale, Dion Chang, Nkhensani Manganyi and Paledi Segapo of tomorrow.
“We invite those youngsters from around Tshwane both male and females to enrol at our school of fashion design. We also invite everyone because our aim is to groom more designers from youth to pensioners. We have also helped to empower the youth from disadvantaged families with bursaries provided by Fpm Sita,” said Mathivha.
Mathivha said their graduates have started their own businesses and some are employed as clothing designers in different companies around South Africa.
“We invite those who passed matric and did not get space at universities even those who failed matric and want to further their studies with skills,” concluded Mathivha.
Those who are interested in enrolling with Shumisanani Dressmaking School can follow them on Facebook or call 079 751 9975.